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Showing 43 articles from July 16, 2010.

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Two men arrested, accused of growing marijuana
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Two men arrested, accused of growing marijuana
Within a month’s time, officers arrested two Franklin County men accused of growing marijuana.
The most recent arrest was aided by a National Guard helicopter.
Sheriff’s deputies and Bunn Police Chief Kent Winstead combined on June 23 to arrest John F. Harris, 40, of 50 Mansion Lane, Bunn.

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Crime rate up and down in county
According to statistics recently released by the state Attorney General’s Office, crime has been up and down across Franklin County.
The crime rate, according to the recently released 2009 statistics, went up in the jurisdictions of the sheriff’s office and Franklinton, while numbers dipped for Louisburg and Youngsville police.

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COOPERATIVE EFFORT
LONE FISHERMAN. Daylin Tharrington found a quiet spot, hoping to entice fish to take his bait while fishing in a pond at Double D Equestrian farm on Thursday.
COOPERATIVE EFFORT
Franklin County and area children were able to get in touch with their inner farmer this week.
The Cooperative Extension treated nearly 40 children over two days to trips to local farms and a fishing expedition on Wednesday and Thursday, giving youngsters a peak at life on the farm.
On Wednesday, about 15 children toured a number of farms, including a goat, cattle and fish farm.

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Bunn looks at Fun Run
Bunn looks at Fun Run
BUNN — Commissioners want to know more about a businessman’s plan to bring a community event to town.
Dr. Cletus Simpson, with Bunn Family Dentistry, has floated the idea of hosting a Bunn Fun Run.
His goal, town staff and officials said, is to bring the town together.

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Lack of funding could leave Whistlers Convention all puckered out
PAST WINNER. California resident Carole Anne Kaufman is one of the routine performers and winners at the International Whistlers Convention. It’s future in Louisburg could be decided within the next month.
Lack of funding could leave Whistlers Convention all puckered out
The fate of the International Whistlers Convention could be decided in the next month.
During a board meeting Thursday night, the Franklin County Arts Council voted down a motion to host what would be the 38th International Whistlers Convention this coming April, citing a lack of funding.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Cale Bolton

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Twilight's Last Gleaming
Editorial Cartoon: Twilight's Last Gleaming


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I hear the train a coming, it’s rolling around the bend
We can now add a third “sure thing” to the two you already know we can’t avoid, death and taxes.
The third is stopping the Southeast High Speed Rail project.
Trying to stop this runaway locomotive is virtually impossible because our state and the federal governments can’t wait to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on it.

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If you need to adopt an ethics code, you must already have a problem
If you need to adopt an ethics code, you must already have a problem
GOOD MORNING: Coupled with the 1.3 inches of badly needed rain we received last weekend, that 1.6 inches recorded at the Louisburg Water Plant Tuesday night was a welcome relief.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I checked the little dime-store rain gauge at the house first thing Wednesday morning and discovered 2 inches of water in it, but judging by the town’s measurement, I guess mine was pretty near right.

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County should approve Early College High School building on VGCC’s campus
County should approve Early College High School building on VGCC’s campus
If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
How many times have you heard that saying?
I’ll bet far more than you can count.
About a year ago, commissioners approved creation of a new Early College High School.

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Job one is creating jobs, but governor and legislature’s solutions are misguided
There is some disagreement about whether we are experiencing a double dip recession or a stagnant recovery, but few believe North Carolina’s economy is improving very fast. The fundamental problem is employers are not creating new jobs.

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High-speed rail would uproot family home
Dear Editor,
Back in 1986, my parents built their “dream” home in Youngsville, Franklin County on Fleming Road near Bert Winston Road. Because Mom must use a wheelchair, and Dad suffered with pulmonary fibrosis, a friend and neighbor who is also a builder made the changes to the home that are helpful to handicapped seniors by building a ramp out the back door. Dad passed away last Christmas day.

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Neighborhood will be affected by high-speed rail
Dear Editor,
I work in Raleigh and commute five days a week to the busy Strickland/Six Forks roads area. I work each day so I can retreat to the natural beauty and tranquility of Youngsville, Franklin County and my home in the Fleming Forest Subdivision off Fleming Road near Bert Winston Road.

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OBITUARIES

LOIS HILLIARD
FRANKLINTON - Lois Hilliard, 65, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, July 17) at Hawkins Chapel Church, Franklinton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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E. J. HARRIS
ZEBULON - E. J. Harris, 79, died Thursday morning, July 15, 2010 at his residence. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, July 17) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Christian Baptist church cemetery.

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KATHLEEN P. SHEARIN
RALEIGH - Kathleen Perry Shearin died Sunday, July 11, 2010. Funeral was held Friday, July 16, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Keith Vaughan officiating. Burial was in the Wake Cross Roads Baptist church cemetery, Raleigh.

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RODGER H. “SKIP” BARROW
EBULON - Rodger Howard “Skip” Barrow, 62, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010. A service was held Friday, July 16, at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial will be today (Saturday, July 17) in Raleigh Memorial Park.

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BETTY VAN LeMAY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Betty Van LeMay, 75, who died Thursday, July 15, 2010, will be held Monday, July 19, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord church cemetery.

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CLAUDETTE C. EDWARDS
LOUISBURG – Claudette Cranford Edwards, 69, of Louisburg, died Friday morning, July 16, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Tony Peed officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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EDWARD L. “PIG” BRODIE
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Edward L. “Pig” Brodie, 60, who died Thursday, July 15, 2010, will be Tuesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eagle Rock Cemetery with Rev. David Rosby officiating.

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JAMES WESLEY PAYNE SR.
FRANKLINTON - James Wesley Payne Sr., 85, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Rex Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Farrar presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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WILLIAM ROGER “DOOK” WYNNE
LEXINGTON, SC - A memorial service for William Roger “Dook” Wynne, 53, of Lexington, SC will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Senior Pastor Jim Glatz. The family will receive friends following the service at the church in the Total Life Center. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, NC.

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SPORTS

MAKING WAVES
BEST IN THE BACKSTROKE. Town and Country’s Halie Turinsky competes in the backstroke event during a recent matchup against the Winchester Waves.
MAKING WAVES
RALEIGH -- Winchester’s Waves finished off a season sweep of the Town and Country Stringrays with a victory last week over the Franklin County squad.
Winchester, competing at home, won by a 273-163 margin.

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All-Stars prepared for state
All-Stars prepared for state
LOUISBURG -- After dominating district action, the Louisburg Major League All-Stars have set their sights on an even bigger prize -- a state championship.
Louisburg will begin that quest today at the annual Dixie Youth Major League State Tournament, which will be held in Cerro Gordo in Columbus County.

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Bellamy On Run To Nationals
Bellamy On Run To Nationals
BUNN -- Marisa Bellamy continues to make strides -- literally -- toward becoming an elite-level track and field performer.
Bellamy, a rising junior at Bunn High School with a litany of state accomplishments, has upped her game this summer as a member of the Durham Striders Track Club.

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LC legend looks back on ‘Boss’
LC legend looks back on ‘Boss’
An unlikely source poured thousands of dollars into the Louisburg College baseball program though the years -- a gentleman former LC head coach Russ Frazier met over three decades ago during a dinner in Raleigh.
The man was legendary New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, who passed away earlier this week.

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LHS soccer sked released
LHS soccer sked released
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School’s 2010 boys soccer season will kick off Aug. 23 with a road match at Northern Nash.
Last fall, the Warriors qualified for the Class 2-A State Playoffs out of the Northern Carolina Conference.
This year’s ledger is as follows (home games are listed in CAPS):

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Mudcats defeated versus Biscuits
Mudcats defeated versus Biscuits
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats could not capitalize on a great start from Scott Carroll as they fell to the Montgomery Biscuits 6-4 at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night in game one of a three-game series in the Class AA Southern League.

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OUTSTANDING EFFORT BY THE YOUNGSVILLE ALL-STARS
OUTSTANDING EFFORT BY THE YOUNGSVILLE ALL-STARS
The Youngsville All-Stars took second place at the recent Tar Heel League 10-Under District Softball Tournament, which concluded last Saturday morning at Luddy Park in Youngsville.

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MEET EXCELLENCE
MEET EXCELLENCE
Shelby Cash was one of the many outstanding performers for the Town and Country Stingrays during their recent swim league event against the Winchester Waves from North Raleigh.

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TOUCHING UP
TOUCHING UP
Chessie Foster completes an event for the Town and Country Stingrays during their match versus Winchester.

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LIFESTYLES

REUNION
REUNION
Franklinton High School Class of 1960 celebrated its 50th reunion on June 25 and 26, with a picnic at Franklinton Park and a dinner at the Carolina Ale House in Wake Forest. During the dinner, Lucille Pace Winstead made a presentation of a commemorative drinking cup to each class member and teacher.

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50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary
Wilbur and Shirley Southall of Louisburg are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, July 17 at Texas Steakhouse in Rocky Mount with family. The couple was married on July 17, 1960 at Hill King Methodist Church in Louisburg.

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Congratulations! Viva Espana!
Congratulations! Viva Espana!
La Copa Mundial, the World Cup, what an excitement! Even people like me,  who hardly ever watch sports on TV, were excited about the outcome of the soccer games.
It was the most-watched TV event in history. Hundreds of broadcasters represented 70 countries, exceeding 26 billion people, with 400 million viewers per match. There were 64 exciting matches played.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

FC schools personnel changes
The following personnel changes were approved by the Franklin County Board of Education at their meeting on July 12:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FATHER AND SON
FATHER AND SON
Dean and Elijah Majors pose with a bass they pulled out of the pond at Double D Equestrian farm on Thursday. The pair took part in a fishing event sponsored by the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, part of a two-day effort to give youngsters and others a chance to experience the agriculture and recreational opportunities available in Franklin County.

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CAST AWAY
CAST AWAY
State Wildlife Officer Philip Lucas gives Lauren Brown, 11, some tips on the finer points of casting a line. Brown joined 22 others at a Double D Equestrian pond on Thursday to take part in fishing fun. The event was the second activity hosted by the Franklin County Cooperative Extension.

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Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period continues thru Aug. 2
Farmer and rancher candidate nominations for the Franklin County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee will continue through Monday, August 2.   All producers are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. FSA county committee members serve a three-year term during which they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other important agricultural issues.

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OUTSTANDING LIONS
OUTSTANDING LIONS
The Louisburg Lions bestowed “Distinguished Service Awards” at their July meeting on two very deserving members.  The awards recognize significant contributions that display the best in Lionism by going above and beyond the call of duty in service to our community and the club.

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LIONS ROAR
LIONS ROAR
The Louisburg Lions Club recently donated $500 to the local Happy Camper program that sends deserving children to summer camp. In this photo, former Lions Club President Phil Mueller presents the check to Nicki Perry, a member of the Happy Camper board of directors.

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RAISING FUNDS
RAISING FUNDS
Safe Space Inc. held its eighth annual reverse drawing fund raiser recently at Louisburg United Methodist Church. The agency raised more than $16,000 at the event. Guests purchased $100 tickets admitting two people.  An “Under the Tuscan Sun” dinner was prepared and served by Grace Haven Baptist Fellowship of Youngsville.

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Deputy arrests Louisburg woman accused of stealing copper pipe from new high school site
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisburg woman accused of stealing from the new Franklinton High School site.
Mimi Kay Limer, 30, was charged with larceny and resisting a public officer on July 4.

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BUSINESS

NEW TECHNOLOGY
NEW TECHNOLOGY
Franklin Regional Medical Center unveiled its new digital mammography technology during an after-hours event this week. Visitors were shown the nearly half-million dollar machine that ushers in a new era of state-of-the-art technology in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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